Based on http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140920/COMMENT01/140929987
J.K. Rowling, with her magical pen, has struck really hard. How impressive for an author to continuously be in the current news while her last tome has been out seven years ago. She included all the required ingredients to make her story successful; a heavy dose of magic and adventure, a family tragedy, love and friendship.
How unreal, in this technological era, to think about a book that makes teenagers forget about their video games for a while. Even those who claim that they do not read have actually taken the time to devour all of the seven thick Harry Potter books; savouring each and every line. It was not uncommon for me to hear that my friends had locked themselves in their bedroom without eating or sleeping until they finished the latest tome. As a child of the 90s, I’ve been growing up and evolving along with the characters. Each tome became darker and darker to match the turmoil in my teenage life and I remember that I could relate to quite a few of Harry’s frustrations. I felt really hollow when I realised I would never read a new tome again.
Harry Potter is not just a fantasy fiction; rather it has become a culture. If you’re not already, I’d strongly advise you to become a member of Pottermore. I’ve discovered lots of exclusive stories about the characters, including the love story of McGonagall.
I cannot help but be constantly amazed at the genius of J.K. Rowling. My ultimate dream, if not the dream of every writer in this world, would be to have a similar career. Her imagination has transcended all barriers and she has inspired readers so much that even Quidditch developed into a real sport.